16 Study QuestionsColeridgeE 316KBruster(2)

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Study Questions Coleridge E 316K Bruster “Frost at Midnight” and “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison” Both of these poems are called “conversation” poems—not because they feature dialogue, but because they are meditative lyrics delivered in a conversational manner, as though we were there listening to them. This mode will essentially prove the dominant “voice” for poetry in more recent times. How are these poems alike? How are they different? How does Coleridge define and depend upon those whom he calls “friend” in these poems? Is this like or different from Wordsworth’s “friend” in “Tintern Abbey”? How does Coleridge differ from Wordsworth in how he sees the world?
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Unformatted text preview: What does Coleridge mean when he says “the secret ministry of frost” in “Frost at Midnight,” line 72? What leads Coleridge to change his mind (about being alone) in “This Lime-Tree Bower”? “ Kubla Khan” What is it about “Kubla Khan” that would lead critics to see it as the quintessential “Romantic” poem? What is it about? How does it work? Can you discern any separate parts to the poem? What are their functions? How does (where does?) sex slip into this poem, and what is its effect? What is this poem saying about genius and creation?...
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